While I was writing the blog post about Creating CDBs and non-CDBs with less options I realized that Oracle Multimedia is deprecated in Oracle 18c – but I haven’t mentioned this here yet.
Oracle Multimedia is deprecated in Oracle 18c
Oracle Multimedia was called Oracle Intermedia a long time ago when we introduced it back in the Oracle 8i days.
I don’t know how many people really used it, but it is part of a standard installation if you didn’t explicitly turned it off or deinstalled it.
And from Oracle 18c on, Oracle Multimedia is deprecated. Meaning, it won’t develop further. And the text in the Database Upgrade Guide tells you that it may be removed in Oracle 19c.
As questions came up about the PL/SQL API for Multimedia, Melliyal Annamalai sent me a clarification:
“All Oracle Multimedia functionality is deprecated in 18c, including the PL/SQL API. We are clarifying the doc to make that clearer.”
The Oracle Locator is not part of the deprecation process.
You can find further information here:
- Oracle Multimedia 18c – Deprecation Notice
- What does deprecated mean?,And desupported?
- Oracle Multimedia (ORDIM) Clean Up in Oracle 11.2-12.2